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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


COVID-19 impact: Sports and entertainment

Two sport and entertainment management professors from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management answer questions about COVID-19’s economic impact on the sport and entertainment industries.

COVID-19 impact: Travel and tourism

Simon Hudson, a professor of tourism in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, discusses COVID-19’s economic impact on the tourism industry.

A letter from Dean Oh regarding COVID-19

The University of South Carolina is working with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor the novel coronavirus outbreak and any potential impact to our campus community.

UofSC partnership gives students inside look at NY Fashion Week

For any student working toward a career in the fashion industry, a trip to New York Fashion Week could be the event that makes it happen. Thanks to a partnership between UofSC and industry leaders, three students attended and experienced things not available to the general public.

Leading the dance: Retailing student works hard for kids

Retailing major Sara Pollin is a star. An outstanding student, she receives rave reviews from faculty and earned an internship with the legendary Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City in the summer of 2019. Those things alone would be a resume to be proud of for the 2020 senior, but for Pollin, it’s only a part.

Scholarship honors legacy of UofSC’s first African American football coach

Almost a year has passed since Coach Harold White died, but his impact lives on. As author Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.”

Hospitality Career Journey: Nirjary Desai

Born in Zambia and raised in South Carolina, entrepreneur Nirjary Desai travels the world and specializes in event production, brand development and marketing.

Fall 2019 honors lists

Congratulations to the following HRSM students who made the fall 2019 Dean's and President's Lists.

February 2020 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here’s a quick list of just a few of the accomplishments and milestones from across the college this month!

Making the most of the break

Three groups of students from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management started 2020 by scattering across the country to attend some of the most important conferences in their industries.


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